Jail term for Limerick man who stabbed car-owner after crash

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Jail term for Limerick man who stabbed car-owner after crash

Limerick Courthouse

A LIMERICK man who stabbed the owner of a car which he crashed into has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.

Ian Waters, 24, of Colmcille Street, St Mary’s Park pleaded guilty to a number of charges relating to an incident at Exchange Street, Limerick on November 23, 2014.

Detective Garda Mark McGauley told Limerick Circuit Court the assault happened a short time after the owner of a car which Mr Waters struck confronted him as he attempted to drive off.

Mr Waters, who is currently serving a lengthy prison sentence for firearms offences, produced a knife during the altercation before stabbing the car-owner.

The victim, whose aged in his 40s,  sustained a cut to the side of his face and required a number of stitches.

Judge Tom O’Donnell directed that the three-year prison sentence be served concurrently to the sentence Mr Waters is already serving.